Russell Brand and Katy Perry arrived at LAX from Heathrow Sunday for their first appearance stateside since Brand proposed to his “I Kissed A Girl”-friend of around five months (though she filmed a cameo for his upcoming Get Him To Greek earlier, Brand and Perry reportedly first hooked up at the MTV VMAs in August). Naturally, they were ambushed by paparazzi—after all, who doesn’t want to see the rock (check out a close-up in the gallery below)? But here’s a trickier question: why did these two hellions rush to make things official?
People—reading between the lines on Perry’s twitter—thinks she might be pregnant. After all, who else but a pregnant lady would repeatedly demand In-N-Out burgers, and announce she loves her man with a “barf” at the end? OK, at least half the female population of LA, but what about when she tweeted “I heard ur prego-ed” to her man? That couldn’t be just a joke about unfounded gossip, could it? Actually it could—quite easily. But with Brand on record as anxious to propogate, a productive coupling wouldn’t be much weirder than the engagement itself.
The good news: Russell Brand confirmed that he and Katy Perry are engaged. The bad: he apparently did it by texting British tabloid The Sun—so don’t take that grain of salt out just yet. “It’s true. Much love,” Brand reportedly responded to their query about the impending nuptials, otherwise maintaining radio silence.
In what may or may not be a coincidence, the partypoopers at Gossip Cop have changed Perry’s manager’s quote about the marriage rumor yesterday from “not accurate” to “can’t confirm” (though you can still see the original headline in the html). As for the wife-to-be herself, Perry’s Twitter continues to offer nothing but Indian-vacation-related rapture. “Do not let Epcot Center fool you, you have to see for yourself.” You know what else we have to see for ourselves, Katy? The ring!
Rumors that Katy Perry and Russell Brand got engaged last month have been gaining traction, helped in part by Perry’s giddy, denial-free vacation tweets from India. But with Us Magazine hopping on the “exclusive details” train (though they date the actual proposal after the Mirror‘s initial story), Gossip Cop had to go and get some confirmation/denial from their reps. So what’s the news?
While Perry’s manager tells the spoilsports that Us‘s story is “not accurate,” the truth-o-meter usually attached to their posts is noticeably absent, and GC promises to “monitor the story as it develops.” What story would there be if there was no truth to the talk? Is the manager out of the loop or is Us? As awkward as it must be for happy couples to deny they’re engaged, hopefully Katy will stop taking monkey photos long enough to let her followers know. Then again, we’d settle for another monkey photo.
Since we can’t celebrate peace or prosperity while we’re at war and our economy is in the dumps, we’re ringing in the new year with the next best thing: celebrity bikini pics! Our gallery is ordered from one to 100, with one being the hottest. We tried sticking mostly to candid photos, but bent the rules a few times — especially for Miranda Kerr (her Victoria’s Secret shots are just too hot!).
1. Miranda Kerr (More Miranda Kerr bikini pictures)
2. Ashley Dupre
3. Annalyne McCord and sis (More Annalyne McCord bikini pictures)
4. Kim Kardashian (More Kim Kardashian bikini pictures)
5. Caroline Vreeland
6. Carrie Underwood (More Carrie Underwood bikini pictures)
7. Bar Refaeli (More Bar Refaeli bikini pictures)
8. Adrianne Curry
9. Sienna Miller (More Sienna Miller bikini pictures)
10. Eva Mendes (More Eva Mendes bikini pictures)
11. Holly Madison (More Holly Madison bikini pictures)
12. Rosario Dawson
13. Elin Nordegren
14. Katy Perry
15. Sophie Monk
16. Coco (More Coco bikini pictures)
18. Alessandra Ambrosio (More Alessandra Ambrosio bikini pictures here and also here)
19. Miranda Kerr
20. Vanessa Hudgens
21. Amber Rose
22. Nicole Scherzinger (More Nicole Scherzinger bikini pictures)
23. Jessica Alba
24. Rihanna (More Rihanna bikini pictures)
25. Nicole Richie (More Nicole Richie bikini pictures)
Engaged couple Russell Brand and Katy Perry are taking their love to new heights. When it comes to showing how much he digs Katy, the reformed playboy will stop at nothing. During their trip to India, Katy posted the above photo on her Twitter with the caption, “He built this for me.” Russell may be giving monogamy a shot, but he certainly hasn’t lost his smooth talking skills if he convinced a smart girl like Katy that he constructed the Taj Mahal for her!
There’s a certain kind of celebrity that flies from its native habitat of New York, Los Angeles or London to breed, bath in warm ocean waters or forage for food and drink along remote tropical beaches. A newly reunited Jude Law and Sienna Miller fall into this category. The on-off-on couple spent the holidays in the Caribbean, as did Rihanna and Marc Jacobs (not together, of course). On the Pacific side, there have been two very rare spottings in Hawaii: Pierce Brosnan with his wife and a shirtless Jeremy Piven.
A different breed has been spotted playing in colder climates this holiday season, including Katy Perry and Russell Brand, now engaged after a pre-Christmas London rendezvous of shopping, sledding and most likely sessions of baby-making practice. But Aspen is the real hot gathering spot in the snow this year, with sightings of Mariah Carey, Antonio Banderas, Paris Hilton and Leann Rimes. [Photo: Splash News Online]
After looking at pics of Russell Brand and Katy Perry‘s PDA-filled week shopping and sledding in London, it shouldn’t be a shocker that the two are making plans to get married in 2010. After all, they look madly in love, right? Then again this is Russell Brand we’re talking about. The consummate bachelor! The modern-day Casanova! The self-declared former sex addict who dates playboy bunnies like Holly Madison and sometimes has more than one woman on his arm at a time! We’re having trouble believing it. Yet it’s right here in print:
“He’s never been into a girl like he has with her and they’re besotted,” a source tells the UK’s Mirror. “He asked her to marry him last week and she quickly said yes.”
Not only did Russell put a ring on it, but he’s also putting his money where his mouth is by selling his London bachelor pad and snapping up a $3.25 million estate in Los Angeles. Apparently, Russell wants babies with Katy Perry too. We’re tempted to do something crass like start a Russell and Katy Breakup Countdown Game, but we kinda want to see these lovebirds last. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Last week, Radar Online reported that Katy Perry was proving her support of Team Edward by getting flirty with Robert Pattinson at an L.A. karaoke bar. The footage that Radar posted seems fairly non-incriminating and shows Pattinson smoking inside the bar (you can do that in L.A.?) and then a group of people walking to Katy’s car and getting in. Nothing hot and heavy, and not something Russell Brand or Kristen Stewart should be getting upset about, we think.
Katy, who has spent the past few days in London with Brand (pictured above), spoke out about the rumor, tweeting, “Read a bunch of yesterdays-news-BULLOCKS. Ppl should know by now that I don’t do vampires, but I do, DO @rustyrockets. Don’t get it TWISTED!” Noted. But unfortunately now we have that image in our head. We’d rather not imagine @rustyrockets during sexy time, thanks. [Photo: FilmMagic]
Russell Brand and Katy Perry first hooked up at the VMAs in September of this year, but for some reason it seems like they’ve been together a lot longer. Russell has already met Katy’s parents and the two are rarely apart, and now Brand is even talking about having babies with his girl-kissing girlfriend. The Brit was recently interviewed by GMTV in the UK and, if he’s not joking around, he actually sounds kinda adorable talking about Katy.
“It was a deep craving within me – I mistook it for lust,” he said of his reputation. “I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough – to get the right one. I’m ever so happy,” he says of his search to find the perfect mate.
Marriage doesn’t seem to be the next step on his agenda, but he is considering taking the relationship to another level. “I don’t know, get married, you say? That would be good, isn’t it? I want to have children – that would be good.” Can we look forward to a few little crazy-haired rugrats running around? And can we take bets on their potential baby names? Because we feel like they might try to be a little crazy. Er, we mean creative. [Photo: GettyImages]
Katy Perry‘s ultra-religious parents still have beef with their daughter’s wild ways, but they’re trying to be accepting—even of wildman boyfriend Russell Brand. “I think the two of them are hungry. They are basically looking for God and they are seeking the truth – and they are going to find it,” mother Mary told The Sun. “You just have to see how the Lord’s will is done. I mean, how many times have your kids disappointed you so profoundly that you wanted to get up from the chair and knock them out?” Come on, Katy’s singing isn’t that bad.
Minister father Keith, who recently vacationed with his daughter and Brand, is similarly philosophical. “We all have a past. I was in the Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin era, and I used to take LSD. Russell’s really got a hunger for the supernatural. He’s got a real spiritual hunger. Russell really likes us because he has a whole new different concept on Christianity now that he has met us.” Not that Keith understands his little girl’s erotic antics. “I don’t know. Why does a duck stand on one leg and go quack? I don’t know…I don’t know about kissing a girl, but I kissed God and liked it better.” If that’s the way he feels about his wife, no wonder Katy’s rebelling.